MILLBURN, NJ — As cases of COVID-19, otherwise know as Coronavirus continue to pop up throughout the local and county area, Millburn Township has continued to post regular updates for residents on how it is responding to the virus.

The first thing she noted was an update in the number of cases.

"As of this update the Township’s total number of COVID-19 patients stand at 4.  Two women and two men, all over 60 years of age," Lieberberg said in her statement.

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Other measures include the closing of the Short Hills Mall until further notice, although restaurants at the mall will still be open for delivery and pickup. As far as the 8:00 p.m. curfew, the township will stick with the governor's reccomendation on that matter.

The township hotline is also up and running for seniors requiring essential services. That number is (973) 447-1223. Any questions about this situation can be directed to the township email address Covidquestions@Millburntwp.org.  Additionally, the State of New Jersey has set up a support line at (877) 294-4357 to provide emotional support, guidance and mental health referrals for those are struggling.

Parks in town remain open, although playgrounds and courts are not. The recycling center continues to operate during its normal time frame. During this time, the township is lifting parking restrictions and fees for any shopper parking as all parking will generally be delivery vehicles or food pickup.   

According to the Mayor, Essex County is in the process of establishing two testing sites for COVID-19.--As soon as details are available, they will be shared with residents.

"The citizens of Millburn/Short Hills are our most valuable resource," Lieberberg added. "Please follow all the protocols and continue to keep your social distancing.  We are depending upon each and every one of you---Thank you for being such a wonderful community."